There are million phone users worldwide who prefer compact handsets oversized phablets. All those of you who value pocket-friendliness of a small device may want to take a closer look at the Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile promo on the Apple iPhone SE. Right now this pretty handy phone is within your reach for cheaper than ever.
Need a compact iPhone for cheap? Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are now selling the iPhone SE for less than $160.
Released in 2016 the iPhone SE is pretty much a combination of the iPhone 6S and the launched four years ago iPhone 5S. The body case of the latter hides the hardware introduced by the former. However, as always with Apple, smaller doesn’t necessarily mean cheaper as the pricing for the unlocked 4-inch iPhone SE starts at $399.
If you consider it too much, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are giving a chance to buy the phone at heavy discount. Both storage variants are discounted by $240. In practice it means that the basic 32GB iPhone SE may be yours for just $159.99, whereas the 128GB variant is currently sold for $259.99. Those are surely the lowest prices ever.
For that money you will get a pretty capable device offering fast performance, high-quality photos and a traditional headphone jack, which is a real rarity these days. However, note that despite being sold contract-free the iPhone SE models sold by Boost and Virgin Mobile (both owned by Sprint) aren’t unlocked devices. Furthermore, even if you eventually unlock them you can’t still use them with AT&T and Verizon as they lack essential LTE bands. But, they should sync perfectly with Sprint and T-Mobile.
As for unlocking, both subsidiaries allow you to get rid of SIM-lock completely for free, but the catch is that you have to use the device on Boost or Virgin Mobile for at least one year. Naturally, you need to activate a proper plan, whose pricing starts at $30. The Boost Mobile $30 plan gives you 2GB of 4G LTE data, while at Verizon for $5 more you will get 5GB of this speedy data.
We are waiting for the WWDC next moth at which Apple is rumored to unveil new generation of iPhones. But if you don’t need the latest flagship, the iPhone SE is still a decent alternative, especially if you want a more than a good looking compact handset.